Rhythms: A Novel

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Macmillan, Sep 14, 2002 - Fiction - 336 pages
8 Reviews
It all began in 1927, in the small town of Rudell, Mississippi, after the sudden and tragic death of Cora Harvey's parents. She has nothing left except her burning desire to become a singer. But her dream will never come true in Rudell, especially if she marries the man she adores, Dr. David Mackey. So when she sets out for Chicago, everyone in the close knit community, including David believes that the next time they see Cora, her name will be in lights. However, it's not long before Cora finds herself back in Rudell and back in David's arms harboring a secret she dare not reveal. . .A secret that will cause her daughter, Emma to flee Rudell with no intention of ever looking back. And even when Emma finds the perfect man and happiness at last, she is determined to do whatever it takes to keep her family's shameful past at bay. Then the dream that began with Cora comes full circle with her beloved granddaughter Parris whose melodic voice fills the dimly lit nightclubs of New York City. Yet, when tragedy strikes, opening a door to the past, Parris discovers the hidden truths that have ripped the family apart---but which may ultimately bind them together at last.

From the dusty roads of the Delta to the pulsing metropolis of New York City, Rhythms is a rich, unforgettable tale about loss and healing, redemption and love.
  

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User Review  - Nicolette Listenbee - Goodreads

I almost don't have any words. I am thankful to have found this book and to have read the lovely writings of Donna. I will forever hold the lessons and stories in this book close to my heart. Read full review

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User Review  - Ma - Goodreads

This is one of those books that stays with you long after you have closed the covers. A powerful story. Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
21
Chapter Three
28
Chapter Four
51
Chapter Five
55
Chapter Six
60
Chapter Seven
71
CHICAGO
79
Chapter Twentythree
187
Chapter Twentyfour
198
Chapter Twentyfive
204
Chapter Twentysix
207
Chapter Twentyseven
214
Chapter Twentyeight
218
Chapter Twentynine
222
Chapter Thirty
227

Chapter Eight
81
Chapter Nine
88
Chapter Ten
95
Chapter Eleven
99
Chapter Twelve
108
Chapter Thirteen
119
Chapter Fourteen
127
Chapter Fifteen
131
Chapter Sixteen
136
Chapter Seventeen
142
Emma
149
Chapter Eighteen
151
Chapter Nineteen
158
Chapter Twenty
168
Chapter Twentyone
172
Chapter Twentytwo
177
Chapter Thirtyone
234
Chapter Thirtytwo
237
Parris
241
Chapter Thirtythree
243
Chapter Thirtyfour
247
Chapter Thirtyfive
256
Chapter Thirtysix
264
Chapter Thirtyseven
270
Chapter Thirtyeight
285
Chapter Thirtynine
290
Chapter Forty
296
Chapter Fortyone
302
Chapter Fortytwo
308
Chapter Fortythree
312
Chapter Fortyfour
317
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About the author (2002)

Donna Hill has fifteen published novels to her credit and has been featured in Essence, The Daily News, USA Today, Today's Black Woman, and Black Enterprise among many others. She has appeared on numerous radio and television station across the country and her work has appeared on several bestseller lists. She works full time as a Public Relations Associate for the Queens Borough Public Library system, and organizes author-centered events and workshops through her promotions and management company ImageNOIR.org. Donna lives with her family in Brooklyn, NY.

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